Young America’s Foundation is using this week to raise awareness of just what kind of monster is behind the trendy T-shirts and jewelry. Che Guevara wasn’t a hero. He was a killer.

“The Victims of Che Guevera” poster, produced by the Young America’s Foundation, centers on a collage that uses tiny photos of those killed by Cuba’s communist regime to compose the face of the Marxist guerrilla, who has become a popular T-shirt icon.

“Che is one of the heroes that the left idolizes,” said Patrick X. Coyle, vice president of YAF. “But a lot of kids don’t know anything about him. We thought this would be a great way to highlight his atrocities.”

YAF designed and printed 10,000 posters featuring the famous Che photo, made up of tiny photos of his victims.

Guevara was “an international terrorist and mass murderer,” the YAF poster declares.

It’s no accident, Mr. Coyle suggests, that Guevara T-shirts are worn by students on so many campuses today. “Colleges and universities are the last holdouts of Marxist ideas,” he said.

Someone needs to get one of these posters to Johnny Depp.

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Update: YAF’s Freedom Week features several other posters and activities as a celebration of the victory over Communism (the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall is Nov 9). Check ’em out and order some posters for the young skulls full of mush near you.